Volunteer, Donate & See our Supporters

Fantastic volunteer Keeping it Cool Carlie has personally delivered over 5,000 meals out of the 25,000 + since March 2020

Donate

If you would like to donate our bank details are:

East Brighton Food CIC Account number 38650998 sort code 23-05-80

Please give the reference: Donation and your name or the name of your organisation.

Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer please contact EBFC on messenger through our Facebook page or email janet@eastbrightonfoodcoop.uk

EBFC are always happy to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer with us and if unable to volunteer, donations of money, food, kitchen equipment, fridges & freezers, vehicles or anything you feel we might be able to put to good use are very welcome. Volunteers & donations are what help to keep our Community events free for all.

Community

Lock-down began and we were delivering meals by Monday 30th March and by the end of that week had provided 200 hot cooked meals for people as well as food parcels and fresh fruit and vegetables. By the middle of May we were providing over 1000 meals a week.

Our community of volunteers and supporters have been tremendous, from individuals to local businesses, schools and other charity and community organisations.

We became an official Community Interest Company in July 2020 and are running entirely on donations & volunteers.

This is a neighbourhood with 4 food banks and the highest number of families accessing Children’s Centre food banks in this city.  Social isolation and access to food was always going to hit hardest here and we are cooking! 

East Brighton Food Co-op was set up to highlight the lack of access to healthy food in this part of the city and the effect this has on the health inequality people face here. 

When this is all over we will be working and campaigning harder than ever to bring community cooking, celebration and the joy of good food and eating to our local area. 

We will work to put in place the infrastructure needed to make sure the people who live here can enjoy cooking and eating healthy food. 

Because, for anyone who didn’t know it already, this crisis shows us that when community pulls together, we are unstoppable.

Support

Local Councillors have been a huge support and as well as receiving donations from the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership they are also helping us source the food we need.  So far we have received funds from donations to the East Brighton COVID-19 Support Fund (£2,830)  Nesta and Dunhill Medical Trust via Causewayed Social Movement for Health (£1000). 

We are surviving on donations and small amounts of money which is all going on buying food, food containers and basic kitchen equipment.  Everyone involved in this operation from the chefs, to the food delivery people, to the people supporting us with admin and fund raising are volunteering.

Brighton and Hove Food Partnership have helped fund our food supplies and also funded a pilot project to buy reusable & returnable tupperware for our meal service, which is working a treat.

The Crew Club were one of the first to step right up and offer support to the EBFC at the beginning Covid-19 lock-down, setting up the East Brighton Covid-19 Support Fund and offering invaluble advice. Thank you Darren and all at the Crew.

We must give a very big thank you to Roedean School for their fabulous help, donating food and the use of their freezers and storage during this time, offering incredibly practical help. Thank you.

Pay it Forward have donated fabulous fresh fruit and vegetables to us weekly; arriving with wonderful surprise deliveries for our meal service. A brilliant organisation on the front line feeding the homeless.

Thank you Bookers of Brighton in Moulescoomb for the donation of essential food containers for our meal deliveries and food to the self isolating and those in need of extra support during Covid-19.

Big thanks our very own Local Marina Supermarket and staff for donating truly fabulous food packages of fresh healthy fruit and vegetables, fish, chicken, herbs, cakes, biscuits, breads and more since Covid 19 began and we first asked them for help.

East Brighton Food Co-op was initially funded by Nesta and the Dunhill Medical Trust’s Social Movements for Health.

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A pilot programme supporting emerging social movements to grow their influence and impact on health and care.

https://www.nesta.org.uk/project/social-movements-health/

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The Causewayed Social Movement for Health is also a Nesta sponsored movement, led by East Brighton residents fighting for improved primary care and challenging health inequalities.

You can follow Causewayed on Twitter.

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